I joined the university in December 2018 as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer within the Community Team of the Community/Mental Health/Learning Disability and Assistant Practitioner Department. Prior to this, I had worked in community health services for 15 years, within a local trust, where I had progressed from being a Healthcare Assistant to a District Nurse with the Specialist Practice qualification in District Nursing (Masters level).
Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities
I am currently involved with learning and teaching within various courses/programmes within the School of Health and Social Care which include pre-registration nursing, District Nursing and community prescribing.
I am currently a Module Leader for a dissertation module (Practice Development for District Nursing), provide personal tutoring support for pre-reg/post-reg students and I am a zoned academic for four zones within County Durham and the Tees Valley. I am also responsible for carrying out tripartites for students on the DN SPQ programme who are currently employed within NHS trusts.
PhD and Research Opportunities
I am due to complete my Masters in Specialist Practice in District Nursing in May 2020.
Summary of Research Interests
I have a keen interest in the following areas:
Workforce retention in District Nursing
Promoting appropriate continence care to adults
Master, Teesside University
3 Sep 2016 → 1 Jun 2017
Award Date: 22 Jun 2017
Bachelor, Teesside University
21 Jan 2010 → 21 Jan 2013
Award Date: 1 Jan 2013
Award Date: 1 Dec 2009